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Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on his call for the President to get bold.

 
Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
House GOP leader John Boehner and President Obama (AP)

Politicians say they can cut taxes and cut the deficit. Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman now says that’s a big lie. We hear him out.

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Monday, September 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During her Monday interview, Arianna Huffington gave a tough critique of President Obama for his handling of the economic crisis. Here are some interview excerpts.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Washington Post reports that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren — a candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — has suddenly dropped out of her teaching duties this fall, prompting more speculation that she may take a job in the Obama administration.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following Pres. Obama’s Oval Office address last night, Vice President Biden spoke in Iraq today, on the occasion of Iraqi troops taking command. Here’s the text.

 
Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Deflation worries. High unemployment and low consumer confidence. Is the US looking at a Japan-style meltdown?

 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. (AP)

Elena Kagan is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. We’re listening in to the confirmation battle.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The man in charge of the war in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, landed himself in hot water with the White House after a profile in Rolling Stone depicted the general and his staff criticizing the President and other top civilian officials.

 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Bystanders watch the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 20010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf oil spill crisis. We look at Obama’s speech and American priorities with top thinkers.

 
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Jan 30, 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Jan 30, 2015
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

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Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

 
Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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